Jack Shafer

Mike Daisey’s brief guide to answering difficult questions

By Jack Shafer
March 20, 2012

Thanks to the “Retraction” episode of This American Life and his appearance at Georgetown University last night, we now know more than we ever wanted to about Mike Daisey’s damage control theories.

Busting Mr. Daisey

By Jack Shafer
March 16, 2012

This week, the highly regarded public radio show This American Life learned a lesson that many journalists, including me, have learned the hard way: It’s almost impossible for an editor to fact-check a contributor who lies.